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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Says He Met Assad in Damascus Over ISIS Evacuation - Haaretz

In a live speech, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah said he traveled to Damascus to discuss the evacuation of hundreds of Islamic State group fighters and civilians from the Lebanon-Syria border to areas close to Iraq with Bashar al-Assad. Nasrallah also said ...and more »

Hezbollah Buses ISIS Fighters Across Syria As US Mulls Striking Convoy - The Drive

The Lebanese militants let the terrorists flee eastward, infuriating the US-led coalition and its partners. By Joseph TrevithickAugust 30, 2017. The War Zone · cease fires · counter-terrorism · Deir al-Zor · hezbollah · Iran · Iraq · isis · Kurds ...and more »

US-led airstrikes block ISIS fighters escaping under a Hezbollah-brokered deal - Washington Post

BEIRUT — U.S. warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of hundreds of Islamic State fighters who were heading to eastern Syria under the terms of a widely criticized deal brokered by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The 310 fighters were traveling to ...and more »

Sadr offers help in borders security following IS-Hezbollah deal - Iraqi News

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Shia cleric and militancy leader Muqtada al-Sadr has urged the Iraqi government to ensure protection for its borders with Syria after a controversial deal between Islamic State militants and Lebanese militia Hezbollah ...and more »

US Airstrikes Block Convoy Transferring ISIS Fighters - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — American airstrikes stranded a convoy of Islamic State fighters in the middle of Syria on Wednesday, punctuating the United States military's anger over a deal struck a few days earlier giving them safe passage to militant-held ...and more »

British volunteer fighting against Isis in Raqqa says it is a 'matter of time' before Islamic State falls - The Independent

“Fighting Isis was the only thing that was ever going to get me to pick up a rifle,” says Macer Gifford*, a 30-year-old former finance worker. “A group that kills women and children, butchers gay people by throwing them off buildings and does the most ...and more »

Entire Families Are Being Killed by US Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria - The Intercept

On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of a military campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. In an interview at the time, the commander of the force, which is known as SDF, ...and more »

'No childhood anymore': Raqqa's kids haunted by IS rule, coalition bombings - Middle East Eye

As the offensive on Raqqa intensifies, stories of the horrors that civilians, especially children, have endured under Islamic State rule are emerging. The Islamic State (IS) group seized Raqqa in January 2014, and the city is now besieged by US and ...and more »

Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS fighters near Iraq? - The Jerusalem Post

In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are ...and more »

The US bombs path of ISIS convoy in Syria after a controversial withdrawal deal - PRI

The bedraggled fighters boarded old, air-conditioned buses with the words “Happy Journey” on the side, and set off through the mountains they had occupied for the past three years. Rather than fight to the death, this time the ISIS militants negotiated ...and more »